Launching GOG games with Pin Steam and Launcher
Hey guys, I had a lot of requests for GoG support in Pin Steam, but I wont be able to do that any time soon because they don’t have an API I can get your list of games from
As a bandaid, I updated the helper tool “Launcher” to handle shortcut files! To launch any shortcut (including those from GOG games) follow these steps:
Download the launcher program: Launcher
Unzip somewhere on your machine.
Double click the launcher.exe, this will register it as the handler of slaunch: urls.
After pressing yes and accept nothing happens! It registered correctly! If you move Launcher exe afterwards, then double click it again to register its new location.
Put the links to your games into the Links subfolder in the Launcher directory. (Or into the launcher folder directly)
Test that it works. Open the run dialog (press WindowsKey + R); Write the URL for your game as such: “slaunch:?gamename” I put my “Master of Orion 2″ link into the folder so my url is “slaunch:?Master of Orion 2”
Create a custom tile with this URL using the guide from: http://jacobkorsgaard.com/?page_id=431 (Pin Steam might require you to replace spaces with %20, which would make my url: “slaunch:?Master%20of%20Orion%202″, this will be fixed in the next update)
Test it out and enjoy!